Phrases with "honor"

My lords, if you know not how to rule your clergy, you will most certainly, like a man that cannot rule his wife, have neither quiet at home nor honor abroad. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

It was the same place we have already had the honor of describing to our readers; we shall therefore satisfy ourselves with naming it. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

I had the honor to render her and the Count a trifling service, too trifling, I fear, to have earned more than an hour’s recollection. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Brave Ufens fell with honor on the place, To shun the shameful sight of my disgrace. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Abraham Merri I pledge you my honor on this. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Now you can judge,” he ended, turning directly to the Altrurian, “how much we honor labor. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Sinclair Lewis The second part was to ask you if you would honor Abernathy by accepting a D. D.!” They did not wink at each other. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

A banquet had been given in honor of the birthday of one of the princes of the royal line of the Guelphs — the reader knows the propensity of Britons when liquor is in plenty. Novels by Eminent Hands by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

Wilkie Collins To what use can we put this poor fellow’s ungovernable sense of honor and gratitude? Under present circumstances, he is clearly of little use to us. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Anthony Trollope Soon after that would come the games in honor of Victory — so soon that an adjournment over them would be obtained as a matter of course. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

William Makepeace Thackeray As for wooden shoes, I saw few of ’em; and for frogs, upon my honor I never see a single Frenchman swallow one, which I had been led to beleave was their reg’lar, though beastly, custom. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Try on my word of honor what you tried without the word of honor of my brother. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Virginia Woolf A step paused outside his door, and he knew that the person, whoever it might be, was considering the placard, and debating whether to honor its decree or not. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Vsevolod Krestovsky Lieutenant Sergei Kovroff gives you his word of honor on that. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

Anthony Trollope It is, I think, evident from this that the greatest incentives to high excellence are wanting at Harvard College. There is neither the reward of honor nor of money. North America by Anthony Trollope

As he was passing through the bed-chamber, he had the honor of seeing the Duc de Sairmeuse through the half-open door of a small, white, marble bath-room. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

I had the honor of asking you why you altered your costume. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Theodore Dreiser His business was to call loudly, when the latter entered, “His honor the Court, hats off. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Guy de Maupassan I have to be especially careful of my honor and my reputation. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Leon Trotsky The place of honor was held by the guest, Lansbury. On my arrival, he offered a toast and then sang: “For he’s a jolly good fellow. My Life by Leon Trotsky

F. Scott Fitzgerald I’ll give you my word of honor I’d forgotten all about it. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

John Morley We can never honor Voltaire too long nor too deeply for the vehemence and sincerity of his abhorrence of the military spirit. Voltaire by John Morley

Wilkie Collins His honor the admiral’s keys stolen; his honor the admiral’s desk ransacked; and his honor the admiral’s private letters broke open. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

It would do no honor to Thomas Davidson’s memory not to be frank about him. Memories and Studies by William James

For you all know very well, that some threw roses at the victors, and others pomegranates and apples, to honor and reward them. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Sinclair Lewis Mrs. Holabird was intense, as one present on an historical occasion and Joyce was ecstatic over the honor to her Man. Martin stammered, “W-why, I’ll have to think it over. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

William Makepeace Thackeray She has had her little brother from Picardy; clothed, fed, and educated him: that young gentleman is now a carpenter, and an honor to his profession. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Sinclair Lewis Yes, Selig felt bitterly, we honor our great men in America — sometimes for as much as two months after the particular act of greatness that tickles us. A Letter From the Queen by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne You, friend, have already had the honor of being wounded in the service of the Daily Telegraph, whilst I— I have as yet suffered nothing in my cousin’s service. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Henry James I said to him, however, that if he would give me his word of honor that he would not abandon Miss Bernardstone, there was no trouble I would n’t take to be of use to him. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Charles Kingsley Tell me all about my other son, that I may honor him as I honor you. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Andrew Lang Six maids of honor carried her train, and she leaned upon the arm of another. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nathaniel Hawthorne So the people ceased to honor him during his lifetime, and quietly consigned him to forgetfulness after his decease. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Wilkie Collins And they are not even sensitive enough to the national honor to pass a social law among themselves which makes it as disgraceful in a gentleman to buy a seat by bribery as to cheat at cards. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Charles Kingsley Amyas, because his mind was fixed firmly on the one object of saving the honor of his house; and Will, because he was hesitating between Ireland and the wars, and Rose Salterne and love-making. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

The curate then entered, followed by Planchet. “Your holiness,” said the curate, “here is the person of whom I had the honor to speak to you. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

John Morley Some five or six thousand pretend to the same honor in their turn. Voltaire by John Morley

Wilkie Collins The honor of the father, the inheritance of the child — I kept these thoughts as constant ly as possible before my mind. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Adieu!” “Monsieur, I have the honor to present you my respects. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

But he remained true to his baptismal profession, partly on a general principle of honor in adhering to a distressed and dishonored party, but chiefly out of reverence and affection to his mother. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

Henry James I could give her my word of honor that I was a most respectable, inoffensive person and that as an inmate they would be barely conscious of my existence. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle We do him sufficient honor if a Squire ride against him, and with your consent I have chosen my own body-squire, John Widdicombe, to clear the path for us across the bridge. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Charles Dudley Warner Her dress was trimmed with what we simply mistook for scalps, and supposed it was in honor of the nation; but we blushed at our ignorance on discovering that it was a gorgeous trimming of marten tips. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Jules Verne No; he reckoned on a better argument in his favor, and it was to his long life of toil and honor that he relegated the task of pleading for him. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Anthony Trollope He had never called her Fanny in his life — not up to the moment when she declined the honor of becoming Mrs. Saul. The offer itself was made in this wise. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Is the servant right, madam, in telling me that I have the honor of presenting myself here at your request?” Madame Lagarde briefly explained what had passed. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Anthony Trollope Florence and Rome in Italy have each their pretensions; but in the States no other city has put itself forward for the honor of entertaining Congress. And yet Washington has been a failure. North America by Anthony Trollope

Ivan Turgenev I have the honor to take leave of you. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

This cake is a marvellous color, and since you are here I am going to honor you by experimenting with your new production. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Charles Kingsley It stands upon my honor both to fulfil my bond with these men, whom I have brought hither, and to take home to England at least something of my prize as a proof of my own valor. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

My wife will have all her maids of honor pretty; I, all the gentlemen about me good-looking. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

William Makepeace Thackeray And in the tales of the great Sir Walter (may honor be to his name), I am sure there are a number of people who are untimely carried away from us, and of whom we ought to hear more. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Here extremes meet; and death, whether for honor or dishonor, is all the same — death — and is reserved for desperate cases. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

The ladies of honor were ranged in a line on his passage along the gallery. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Thomas Carlyle Italy produced the one world-voice; we English had the honor of producing the other. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Jules Verne What I do is for our common good, and I am ready to start the moment his honor gives the signal. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

They had a code of honor that was a religion to them and lifted them above all suffering or hope of gain. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Sinclair Lewis When I was a kid, there was no one to tell me what a sense of honor was. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Paine Let us then do honor to revolutions by justice, and give currency to their principles by blessings. Agrarian Justice by Thomas Paine

Since his first arrival at Paris, he had had constant occasion to honor this excellent man, whom he had always found worthy, loyal, and great. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Wilkie Collins But the inbred sense of honor in her is not utterly silenced yet. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

William Makepeace Thackeray I was obliged to repel some rather warm advances that she made me; and here, upon my honor as a gentleman, you have all the story about which that silly Dobble makes such a noise. The Fatal Boots by William Makepeace Thackeray [1839]

Pardon me, sire, for speaking so boldly; but what I relate to you, as I have already had the honor to tell your majesty, is history. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope You’ve turned up an honor already. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

That is an honor which is only bestowed upon the most distinguished. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle The others, however, drew closer, leaving the place of honor to the right of the gleeman to the free-handed new-comer. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle In all our fights in France I cannot call to mind any in which they have been so strong or we so weak as now, so that there will be the more honor to be gained. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

With whom?” “With M. de Saint–Aignan.” “I know him—a most agreeable man, who was exceedingly polite to me the day I had the honor of dining with the king. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

H. G. Wells I thought of myself, of my career spoilt, my honor tarnished, my character tested and found wanting. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

He is in debt—is on the high road to ruin; and we ought to save the honor of the body of which we are members. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope Cicero was to him the chief of orators; so much so that we may almost say that Quintilian’s Institutio is rather a lecture in honor of Cicero than a general lesson. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Guy de Maupassan I am indeed Laroche- Mathieu, minister,” and pointing to Georges’ breast, he added, “and that scoundrel wears upon his coat the cross of honor which I gave him. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Talbot had sought a wife who should reflect honor upon himself, and had fallen away from Aurora at the first trial of his faith, shaken with horrible apprehensions of his own danger. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anthony Trollope Antony had some measure to bring before the Senate in honor of Cæsar which it would not suit Cicero to support or to oppose. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

My device,” he continues, “is this: I give my word of honor most solemnly to myself to do or to leave undone this or that. Memories and Studies by William James

It beseemeth us both better, forsooth, to leave this undone, for why should I honor one who doth bear me hatred? Nor will I do this, the while I live; I reck not how King Etzel’s wife doth hate me. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Arthur Conan Doyle In their ranks honor was to be reaped. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Wilkie Collins The gay dresses which she had hitherto put on to honor our little ceremony were all packed up, and the plain gown she wore kept the journey of the morrow cruelly before her eyes and ours. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle At present it may not be, for mine arm is stiff from this small touch, and I would fain do you full honor when we cross swords again. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Perhaps, too, the voice of honor whispered that it was cowardice to strive to escape the responsibility of one’s acts by death. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Charles Kingsley One hint of honor made Amyas as gentle as a lamb. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

We don’t honor any kind of work any more than any other people. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

William Makepeace Thackeray To fancy all men found out and punished is bad enough; but imagine all women found out in the distinguished social circle in which you and I have the honor to move. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

It was to these two, whom he seemed to honor with an absolute confidence, that D’Artagnan imparted a false secret, destined to secure the success of the expedition. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

William Makepeace Thackeray You come here with a lie on your lips — a lie against my father, to swear his life away, against my dear cousin’s honor and love. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Wilkie Collins If you wish to apologize for calling me a wretch, and if you want to secure the wax mask, honor me with a visit before four o’clock this afternoon, and bring two hundred scudi with you. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Willa Cather The tamarisks were still pink, and the flower-beds were doing their best in honor of the linden festival. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Granby had outlined the perfect life to him, not without a certain stress upon its material rewards such as honor and influence at college, and Basil’s imagination was already far in the future. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Admiral Rodney’s figure approached to delicacy and effeminacy, and he declared himself very sensible to fear, which he surmounted only by considerations of honor and public duty. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Theodore Dreiser One preceded his honor like a fat, stuffy, dusty majordomo to and from his dressing-room. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

His honor even has not escaped. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Thomas More At the end of their government they bring them back to Utopia, with great expressions of honor and esteem, and carry away others to govern in their stead. Utopia by Thomas More

Henry James If there is a good reason, in honor or decency, for dismissing her from my thoughts forever, I am perfectly willing to do it. The American by Henry James [1877]

Miserable woman as she is, she has some idea of honor left. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James He had the Adam and the Eve transported to his own apartment, and one warm evening in May he gave a little dinner in honor of the artist. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

But this stalwart, devoted, impressionable Yorkshireman ate a most extraordinary repast in honor of this reunion. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Wilkie Collins I had the honor of taking Mrs. Germaine to the dining-room. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Arthur Conan Doyle In the ancient and populous county of Hampshire there was no lack of leaders or of soldiers for a service which promised either honor or profit. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

I am come here, from Algiers, to speak the truth in his name, and to save him for his own honor and the honor of my Empire. See here! At noon, I have this paper, sent by a swift pigeon. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Edgar Allan Poe His head of hair would have done honor to a Brutus — nothing could be more richly flowing, or possess a brighter gloss. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Wilkie Collins How was I to know that you would come to life again? Have I degraded your name and your character? I have done honor to both. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Guy de Maupassan A puree of potatoes and a dish of pork were next served, in honor of the guest. The Wrong House by Guy de Maupassan

Entretanto, tengo el honor de ser Su mas obedeciente servidor, CARLOS WATERTON. Incertus, quo fata ferant, ubi sistere detur. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Edgar Allan Poe Ma’m’selle Laplace — Monsieur De Kock will do himself the honor of taking wine with you. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Wilkie Collins I had my reasons” (he bowed with gallantry to Cecilia) “for being eager to have the honor of knowing Mr. Wyvil and his daughter; and I refused. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

When I am found — as some day I shall be — tell my people I died in the Christian faith, and for the simple reason that my honor as a man and a minister demanded it. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Few, however, are endowed with so much candor; and in particular, for the honor of literature, it grieves me to find, by p. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

R. D. Blackmore I had the honor of preparing your respected father’s will, a model of clearness and precision, considering — considering the time afforded, and other disturbing influences. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Anthony Trollope And when she thought further and thought seriously, she knew also that Harry’s honor and Harry’s happiness demanded that he should be true to the girl to whom his hand had been promised. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Morrison Plainly, ‘Anner was this other man’s wife, and he was bound in honor to acknowledge the fact. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Anthony Trollope It was not, however, added to his misery to live to learn how little his son was to do to maintain the honor of his family. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Gertrude Stein To show the difference between an occasion and merit and a button it is necessary to recognise that an honor is not forced so that there is no question of taste. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Edgar Allan Poe On the other hand, you are bound by every principle of honor to confess all you know. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

Charles Dickens This lady’s name was Mrs. Coiler, and I had the honor of taking her down to dinner on the day of my installation. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

For the outlaw of society, the code of honor is null and void. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Caroline Lamb I love and honor my God, even more than I love you; and truth is dearer to me than life. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Theodore Dreiser We are, of course, obligated to the various banks for our loans, and we are in honor bound to do all we can for them. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Matthew Arnold Alfred belongs to a state of society (I say it with all deference to the Saturday Review27 critic who keeps such jealous watch over the honor of our Saxon ancestors) half barbarous. Marcus Aurelius by Matthew Arnold [1863]

Wilkie Collins If you and the other ladies decide to honor me, it is needless to say you shall have one of my grand efforts. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Robert Green Ingersoll No American should fail to honor Roger Williams. He was the first grand advocate of the liberty of the soul. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

But, poor as I am, I shall offer a reward myself, since the honor of the De Gayangoses is involved in this matter. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

R. D. Blackmore I have twice had the honor of handing you my card. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Rudyard Kipling Some of them, doubtless, expected in a few years to have the honor of a commission from the Queen, and to wear a sword. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

I honor you more than I do the Pope, and I love my sister more than I fear him. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Arthur Conan Doyle What use are you to me, Raoul, since I have gained no honor in the taking of you? How is it with you now?” The young Frenchman had risen to his feet. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Kate Chopin Monsieur and Madame Ratignolle made much of the Colonel, installing him as the guest of honor and engaging him at once to dine with them the following Sunday, or any day which he might select. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

A religious celebration usually signalized by gluttony and drunkenness, frequently in honor of some holy person distinguished for abstemiousness. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Edmund Burke In the first letter I had the honor to write to you, and which at length I send, I wrote neither for nor from any description of men; nor shall I in this. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Edmund Burke All the prizes of honor and virtue, all the rewards, all the distinctions, remained. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

He had lost so much to keep her honor from attainder; he wished to meet the gaze of her fair eyes once more before he went out to exile. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Wilkie Collins He tore a leaf out of his pocketbook, and wrote on it, “I must tell you how I honor and thank you for that letter. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

William Makepeace Thackeray Look at yonder window of the king’s chamber; — one morning a royal cane was seen whirling out of it, and plumped among the courtiers and guard of honor below. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Henry James He took off his hat to her and bade her good-day; he remarked that he was going to row across the pond, and begged that she would do him the honor to accompany him. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

Mark Twain In the then condition of the public standards of honor he could not have been comfortable with the stigma upon him of having refused to fight. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Wilkie Collins Remember! You are bound in honor not to repeat to any living creature what I have just said. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

William Makepeace Thackeray But if THEY didn’t know what honor was, I did; and never, never did I tell tails about my masters when in their sarvice — OUT, in cors, the hobligation is no longer binding. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

The men around him emptied their glasses in honor of the dead hero. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

The streets were strewn with boughs, the walls of the houses hung with showy tapestries, and triumphal arches were thrown over the way in honor of the victor. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Wilkie Collins If you, or your adopted daughter, are alarmed by another intrusion, I give you my word of honor my card shall go to the police station, however painfully I may feel it myself. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Wilkie Collins I want nothing more to begin with — absolutely nothing more, on my word of honor as a professional man. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

H. G. Wells But don’t let’s drive the point of honor into the quick. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Catherine Helen Spence Fidelity to the marriage bond, while it lasts, seems to be a point of honor with people who can sever it on reasonable grounds. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Wilkie Collins To get the boy punished by giving my word of honor to support a direct falsehood was not to be thought of even for a moment. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

It is not you, Saint–Aignan, whose business it is to punish those who have acted in this manner, for it is not your honor they have attacked, but my own. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Charles Kingsley If you will permit my groom, who is behind, to disencumber you of them and carry them to Chapel, you will both confer an honor on me, and be enabled yourselves to see the mort more pleasantly. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Arthur Conan Doyle Now let each man raise one of our comrades, lest we leave our honor in the gate of this castle. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Henry Fielding There was no great analogy between the characters of the uncle and the nephew, and yet they seemed entirely to agree in enjoying the honor which the red-coat did to his family. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Wilkie Collins Knighted, accordingly, in honor of the occasion. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

So that when he proposed to us to draw our swords in honor of old England you see how we snapped up the proposition. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Jules Verne Well, for the honor of the name which you bear I shall not do so again. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

I was about to ask if there were any commands with which she would honor me — my hand was laid upon the lower edge of the window, which was open. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Charles Kingsley Don Guzman’s honor is satisfied!” “But not my revenge, senor,” says the Spaniard, with a frown. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

And she knew herself mad; for the desires and the delights of love die swiftly, but the knowledge of honor abides always. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Francis Bacon And this is so far well, inasmuch as it leaves the honor of the ancients untouched. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Henry James I assured him on my honor that he may henceforth call upon me for any service. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]

Sir Richard Burton As for Khalifah the fisherman, the Caliph assigned him a monthly solde of fifty dinars, and took him into especial favor, which would lead to rank and dignity, honor and worship. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Louisa May Alcott There are many Americans there, and they give it in honor of the day. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

This honor I must needs forswear. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Anthony Trollope Modern honor flies so high that it leaves honesty sometimes too nearly out of sight; while honesty, though a sterling virtue, ignores those sentiments on which honor is based. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Does it please your honor that I should accompany you?” “You or another; it is of very little consequence, provided I have a light. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

With her compassionate eyes she thanked her mother in the distance for having prepared this fete in honor of her marriage. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Wilkie Collins My sense of honor fortifies me, and I undergo the pain of writing this letter. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Sir Richard Burton He passed the night in his own place and with early morning repaired to the abode of Sindbad the Seaman, who received him with honor and seated him by his side. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

There is also a livelier sense of honor — an expression of sportsmanship and a derivative of predatory life. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

George Eliot In the afternoon the boys were at their books in the study, preparing the morrow’s lesson’s that they might have a holiday in the evening in honor of Maggie’s arrival. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Thomas Carlyle As I read the omens, there was no man in my time more authentically called to a post of difficulty, of danger, and of honor than this man. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

Edgar Allan Poe She had a crotchet, but it was instinct with common sense, and gave pleasure to all who had the honor of her acquaintance. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Anthony Trollope Honors are soon robbed of all their honor when once the first step downward has been taken. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

To him who has genius, who has a soul of a diviner cast, and a greatness of expression, give the honor of this appellation. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Jules Verne The stores of the Dobryna contained some excellent wine, some of which was broached to do honor to the occasion. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Wilkie Collins The cook’s sense of honor was satisfied; she readily explained herself: “I was passing the door, miss, on my way upstairs. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Sinclair Lewis We’re pulling wires to get you the high honor that’s your due — election to a chair in one of the Baptist seminaries. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Sir Richard Burton King Shahryar ordered them dresses of honor and largess, and they prayed for the permanence and prosperity of the King and his brother. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Sinclair Lewis The N.U. believed that the highest honor a man could earn was not to have a million dollars but to be permitted to risk his life for truth, without pay or praise. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

My honor will not survive it! You see, then, Felton, I can do nothing but die. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

In times of war the object of each army is to honor the other and benefit it by giving it the glory of defeat. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

She has got no honor and feelings of a lady, if she don’t come and speak to us. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

William Makepeace Thackeray Was it not an honor that your Highness did me just now when you condescended to pass over the bridge of your slave’s nose?” The phrase was by all voices pronounced to be very poetical. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

All this seems to be even truer of judgments regarding worth or honor than of judgments of taste generally. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

She most likely hoped that the king, who was following the carriages of the maids of honor on horseback, would not venture to follow the maids of honor themselves on foot. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Theodore Dreiser I merely ask you to give me your word of honor that from now on you will take no part in this fight which is one of pure spite against me. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

William Makepeace Thackeray It is too bad! I honor my parents; I honor THEIR parents; I honor their bills! But this one of grandma’s is too bad — it is, upon my word now! She’ve been dead these five-and-thirty years. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Let me add one word of warning before I have the honor of wishing you good-evening. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Rudyard Kipling Take the boy into thy house, my sister, and forget not to honor the priest who sees so far into the lives of men. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Anthony Trollope But tell her that when she has heard what I now say to her by you, she will, I do not doubt, think better of it; and therefore I shall do myself the honor of presenting myself at her door again. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne The president of the Gun Club has the honor to inform his colleagues that, at the meeting of the 5th instant, he will bring before them a communication of an extremely interesting nature. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Wilkie Collins I felt that I need be under no restraints of honor with a man who was keeping me a prisoner, and who had made an accomplice of me by threatening my life. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

I give you my word of honor that my friend is not following me. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Edith Wharton He did not care a farthing for the success of Varick’s venture, but the honor of the office was to be considered, and he could hardly refuse to oblige his partner. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Helen Zimmern To the day of her death she sincerely believed that all the honor and glory she had reaped belonged of right to her father alone. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

The Death of D’Artagnan. Contrary to that which generally happens, whether in politics or morals, each kept his promises, and did honor to his engagements. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Pondering on what he should do, however, it came to him that in honor only one course lay open. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope He would do honor to his wife, and make much of her. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I had the honor of receiving her in my own room. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Arthur Conan Doyle There are some who might find some pleasure in these paintings, but I learn the art of war is the only art which is held in honor in your island. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Rudyard Kipling The worth of a bull is little, but Bagheera’s honor is something that he will perhaps fight for,” said Bagheera in his gentlest voice. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Leon Trotsky He jumped to his feet and danced on the bed in honor of the revolution. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Ann Radcliffe When the marchioness first saw him, she treated him with great distinction, and at length made such advances, as neither the honor nor the inclinations of the count permitted him to notice. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Then his voice rolled out like thunder over the stillness of the plains: “But that you trust yourself to my honor I would rend you limb from limb. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Herman Melville At noon, the nobility and principal citizens came from the town in cavalcade, a guard of soldiers, also, with music, the more to honor the occasion. The Bell-Tower by Herman Melville